Tutorial: Vintage Book Wedding Ring Holder

By Brittni • posted on 02/12/2024

It’s hard to believe that our wedding was almost a year ago. We had so many diy projects going on at that time, it was just crazy. One of the things that I made was a wedding ring holder from a vintage book for our ceremony.

We wanted something different that would tie in the ceremony site with the reception (the reception was at the Downtown Library rooftop about a mile from the ceremony), and I couldn’t find anything that would work. So, I made this. It’s very easy, and will take all of ten minutes to complete. Perfect for the busy bride.

Materials: old book, ruler, pencil, xacto knife, ribbon

Instructions: (click images for larger view of step by step)

1. Choose a book that has special meaning to you or your relationship. Or perhaps is the color(s) of your wedding.

2. Turn to almost halfway through your book (a little less than half), and draw a small two inch box center right (toward the outside of the book).

3. Using a straightedge and an xacto knife, follow the guide of your box and begin slicing through along the lines. You will want to press down hard and go over each line over and over, so that you go through as many layers as possible. I would recommend cutting over each line at least six times.

4. Once that is done, you can pop out the paper, revealing your hollowed out box. You may have to repeat step 3 several times to get the desired deepness for your “box”. Remember it only has to be as deep as the rings that will be going inside of it.

5. Now slip a ribbon through the cut box (making sure to go through all of the pages that are cut).

6. Slip the rings onto the ribbon and rest them inside your hollowed box. Close book and tie ribbon with a bow.

Note: The last three photos in this post were taken by Jeanne Ciasullo at our wedding last year. All other photos were taken by me.

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This is such a lovely idea! Thank you for sharing it! I am a little annoyed with the “blasphemy” comments. If someone honestly feels they have a problem with this, they have some issues. Its a very cute idea and there are so many pieces of literature out there that sit on shelves and are never touched again or tossed out, I think this is the total opposite of blasphemy. You are taking a book and making it something special. Kudos, I love it!


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Kundu Babu

i love it! it’s a very unique idea! 🙂 gotta look for a book now!


such a nice ideas, i enjoy so much when i am reading.


This really gave a brilliant idea on how to ask my gf to be my wife.


aaaahhh….wonderful idea! so classic and romantic! <3


hmmm…i’ll sure have a hard time finding an old book that I would have the heart to cut out part of the pages! But this is really sweet and vintage!


what a brilliant idea! too sweet! ^_^


wow this is cool! i would love to apply this with my current art projects.. i know that this is something new and that my teacher will really like it!


love this idea.. it can also be a good gift for my husband, just have to think what i want to put inside..


I have a knack of doing these itsy bitsy cute things. I want to try this one. My sisters anniversary is fast approaching, I would recommend this to her.


This is an awesome idea for all men who wanted to propose to their girl…

Helen Chris

Cute and vintage,I found lots of interesting information here. indeed! The wedding is such a dream!


Wow…my daughter is currently dating a boy that she met through a book. Long story! But it turned out that it is a book that was very special to my now deceased father. Do you think I could ask them to get married so that I can use this idea for the rings? Of course, I am kidding. Love the idea though!


That looks really nice Brittni 🙂


I know, I know Sarah. Several people have mentioned that on the other sites this tutorial has been posted on. Some people have a problem with it. I don’t. It was an old book that I purchased second-hand from a book swap. I am sure it had many years of use before I cut a whole in it, if that makes you feel any better.


Yikes! Who’d cut a hole in a book??? Blasphemy! >.<


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Thank you — haven’t found any ring pillows I like and this is just the unique sort of thing that will be great at my wedding!


Definately different!


wow – that is SUCH a neat idea! A great way to incorporate a favorite book into a wedding…

sarah :: this is jackson riley

What a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing!


That’s a really quaint idea! 🙂


i love this idea… very sweet!

thanks for sharing!


Thanks Steph!


that is sooooo lovely

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